The story of the princess and the King is well known in the Algarve. The King's beautiful Nordic Princess was crying away the long winter nights as there was no snow on the ground to give joy to her heart. The King ordered thousands of Almond trees to be planted across the realm and soon the gorgeous white blossoms fell gently to the ground, coating the earth like snow. The Princess was happy and the magic returned to the kingdom. Today, hundreds of years later the almond trees remain to remind us of this lovely tale. And the beauty products produced from the tender almond are much sought after: aromatic soaps and oils, luscious almond creams, and almond milk. The almond itself is a special treat enjoyed best with a good glass of port.